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Issue 113 - April 2011 - Page 21

New Prison Photographs - Prison vs Work

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Email with a series of attached photographs depicting a modern building with high quality accommodation and sporting facilities claims that the photographs show a new prison in the UK.

Brief Analysis
The photographs are genuine and depict a prison that was completed in 2005. However, the prison is located in Austria, not the UK as claimed in the message.

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Last updated: 25th March 2011
First published: 18th May 2008
Article written by Brett M. Christensen
About Brett Christensen and Hoax-Slayer

Example (Submitted, May 2008)
Subject: FW: Guess what this is?

Guess what this is?

Answer -----at the end

New Prison 1

New Prison 2

New Prison 3

New Prison 4

New Prison 5

New Prison 6

New Prison 7

New Prison 8

New Prison 9

New Prison 10

It's a new Prison in the UK!

Prison vs Work

Just in case you ever get these two environments mixed up, keep scrolling scroll down.

This should make things a little bit clearer.

You spend the majority of your time in a 10X10 cell

@ WORK you spend the majority of your time In an 6X6 cubicle /office

@ PRISON You get three meals a day fully paid for

@ WORK you get a break for one meal and You have to pay for it

@ PRISON You get time off for good behavior

@ WORK you get more work for Good behavior

@ PRISON The guard locks and unlocks all the doors for you

@ WORK You must often carry a security card And open all the doors for yourself

@ PRISON You can watch TV and play games

@ WORK you could get fired for watching TV and playing games

@ PRISON You get your own toilet

@ WORK you have to share the toilet with Some people who pee on the seat

@ PRISON They allow your family and friends to visit

@ WORK you aren't even supposed to speak To your family

@ PRISON All expenses are paid by the taxpayers with no work required

@ WORK you get to pay all your expenses to go To work, and they deduct taxes from Your salary to pay for prisoners

@ PRISON You spend most of your life inside bars wanting to get out

you spend most of your time wanting To get out and go inside bars

@ PRISON You must deal with sadistic wardens

They are called managers

Now get back to work. You're not getting paid to check emails.

Detailed Analysis
According to this email forward, attached photographs of an attractive modern building show a new prison located in the United Kingdom (UK). The email includes shots of the building's exterior as well as photographs showing the high quality accommodation and sporting facilities inside.

Although the building might look like a contemporary office block or accommodation facility, it really is a new prison. However, the prison is located in Austria, not the UK as claimed in the message.

The photographs show the Justice and Detention Centre in Leoben, Austria. The building was completed in 2005 and comprises court facilities as well as a penitentiary. Modern architecture website MIMOA notes:
Architect Josef Hohensinn did not find it all that far-fetched to take home comfort into consideration in his penitentiary design for the new Justice and Detention Centre in Leoben. Fašades, layout of spaces, art concept - everything meets the highest Austrian standards.
"Lucky" Austrian prisoners enjoy not only clean and modern accommodation but can also move freely among their cells and the communal spaces in their designated areas. There are also outdoor courtyards where inmates can walk and sit in the fresh air.

More information (Google translated from original German) about the prison is available on the Hohensinn Architektur website.

For added effect, the creator of the message has tacked on an old and unrelated humour piece about Prison verses Work that has been circulating on the Internet for several years.

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Justice and Detention Centre
projekt: justizzentrum leoben

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